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« on: August 19, 2019, 09:46:02 PM »

Now that I am casting pretty consistently, I'm ready to begin to back off on the brakes and spool tension.  I watched a few vids on uTube and I came across one that talked about using odd pin settings.   

This got me to thinking...  Why or what is the benefit to using even pin settings ?   I mean if 2 is not enough and 4 is too much, why not just use 3 ?   And if you want a freer spool but don't want a complete free spool.. why not just use 1 pin just to give just a little brake drag ?
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Re: BC Brakes
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 04:09:49 AM »

What kind of reels are you referring to?

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 05:35:09 AM »

I believe you bought a Daiwa fuego. If that is true then you have no pins. I would not try to remove the side plates if I was you.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 08:55:46 AM »

What kind of reels are you referring to?

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At this moment a Lews Tourn that has 4 pins, 2 pins on is factory default.   I believe one of the vids I was looking at was a Kastking.  I wouldn't think brand  matter, centrifugal brake is just that and each pin adds a certain amount of drag.  Of course the guys would talk about thumb control.  I think the biggest reason they talked about was spool freedom and allowing line to drop straight down and being able to feel what's happening.   I doubt I'll ever get to that point, but I have found I can cast a lot further, flip a lot easier with less effort.
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Re: BC Brakes
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 09:13:49 AM »

Set spool tension to just eliminate "side to side" play. Then, set the brakes to where you are comfotable. There is no set "standard", everyones ability/style will be different, and will cause different settings of the brakes to be used.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 03:26:37 PM »

Set spool tension to just eliminate "side to side" play. Then, set the brakes to where you are comfotable. There is no set "standard", everyones ability/style will be different, and will cause different settings of the brakes to be used.


Thanks... That makes sense.   I've just seen/heard that you had to set the pins in pairs... I just never understood why. 
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Re: BC Brakes
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 03:32:48 PM »


Thanks... That makes sense.   I've just seen/heard that you had to set the pins in pairs... I just never understood why.

Nah, not enough weight to make a difference. But I did have a lot of fun messing with a past member on it.  lo Good times.  ~beer~
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